Oregon football's Jahlil Florence is recovering from an injury


Cornerback Jahlil Florence, whose breakout sophomore season was cut short by injury, has yet to participate in any of Oregon football's spring practices.

However, there is optimism that he could be back on the field at some point in the coming weeks.

“We may be able to get something out of him later in the spring,” co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Chris Hampton said Thursday. “He’s out there now doing some walk-through stuff with us, but that’s about it for now.”

“I think his rehab is going pretty well. When I talk to Chief (Associate Director of Sports Medicine Kevin Steil) and Jahlil, he is doing a lot better than he was about a month ago.”

Florence started nine games and played in 11 before suffering a season-ending leg injury on November 18 against Arizona State.

Facing NFL cornerback prospect Khyree Jackson, Florence posted 27 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.

According to 247Sports, Florence was a consensus four-star recruit in the Class of 2022 out of Lincoln High in San Diego and a top-100 player in the country. As a freshman, he played in eight games and 208 defensive snaps.

“The blanket? Oh man, he’s got a lot of potential,” Hampton said. “I mean, Jahlil is long. He could have a change of direction, you know, if he could just stay healthy Blanket could be an NFL player, he's pretty smart and he can play inside or outside… But I'm really excited about Jahlil, you know, you just have to make sure he comes back.

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